Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?

Whether you were injured due to a careless driver, employer or anyone else, we can help you claim compensation.

How we can help

Every year, we help injured claimants in Bothwell, Lanarkshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Can I claim?

If you were injured in an accident that was not your fault, you are legally entitled to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:

  • in the last three years (limitation) and
  • was caused by another party (causation) and
  • that party owed you a duty of care (liability).

Are there any exceptions?

Yes. There are quite a few other factors that can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the type of illness or injury or how close to the claim limitation date you are.

It costs nothing to find out if you are entitled to injury compensation. Speak to an expert now on 0800 612 7456. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury Claim Checker:

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How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

The amount of money you could claim for your injury will depend on:

  • the extent of your injury, and
  • any financial losses or costs you have incurred.

At the start of your claim, your solicitor will consider the many ways your injury has affected your life. Your solicitor will take all of these effects into account to calculate the correct compensation award for you.

This calculation will factor in 'general damages' and 'special damages'.

General damages

General damages are awarded for pain, suffering and loss of amenity (PSLA).

Awards for general damages are set by the Judicial College and published in their guidelines for personal injury awards.

Special damages

Special damages are for financial losses and expenses you have incurred as a result of the accident.

What can I claim for after an injury? (see list)

Examples of special damages (losses you can claim for) include:

  • Lost earnings (including future earnings)
  • Medical treatment costs
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

Injury compensation calculator

Calculating how much compensation you can claim for an injury can be complicated.

Our injury compensation calculator tells you if you may have a claim, how much compensation you could claim, and what you can claim for.

Find out what your injury claim could be worth now:

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Bothwell road accident claims

Drivers have the right to make a claim for compensation if they are hurt on Bothwell's roads due to someone else's carelessness.

Regardless of whether you were a passenger in a car accident, or have been involved riding a cycle on Bothwell's roads, the Quittance guide to road accident compensation sets out everything you need to know about the claims process.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Bothwell

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation.

Whatever your job - whether you are a roofer injured on a building site or a solicitor injured in the office, our guide to work accident claims explains your legal rights and how to start a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place accidents

Officially recorded figures underscore the fact that employee slips and trips are the most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work. Slips, trips and falls are quite often the cause of injuries attributed to other reasons for instance being hit by machinery, being trapped by something or an electrocution accident. Public place claims for injuries such as broken toes sustained on poorly maintained paths are also quite prevalent with slips and trips having happened on Thorniewood Rd and on Main St.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) is the term used when a patient is injured due to a GP, nurse or other health worker's lack of care. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

If you are only looking for closure or answers instead of financial compensation, you could use the NHS Resolution process. You can contact Kirklands, Fallside Road, Bothwell, Lanarkshire, for example, to raise a complaint against NHS Lanarkshire.

Read more: No win, no fee clinical negligence claim

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

Quittance understand the critical difference injury compensation can make to people affected by severe injury.

Compensation should lessen the financial burden and take the pressure off an injured claimant and their family so they can focus on recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's network of expert solicitors correspond with the Courts, doctors and insurers, helping to ensure families affected by major accidents get the legal and medical support they need.

Read more: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

Other types of claim

Bothwell No win, no fee Solicitors

A No Win, No Fee agreement protects injured claimants by ensuring that they will not need to pay any legal fees if their claim is unsuccessful. This agreement is also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

Under a CFA, Bothwell injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront.

The Quittance No Win, No Fee guarantee

Our No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Bothwell, Lanarkshire and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk to you.

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your injury solicitor will receive a success fee when they settle your injury claim. This fee is deducted from your final compensation.

By law, a solicitor's success fee can be up to a maximum of 25%, whichever law firm you choose.

You can discuss the success fee percentage with your injury lawyer, before the claim process starts.

What do I pay if I do not win my injury claim?

You will not have to pay any legal fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim. Your solicitor may take out insurance to ensure there will be nothing to pay.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Caring and sensitive support

Specialist solicitors with an excellent track record of securing injury compensation for claimants.

Your lawyer will work hard to ensure you receive a compensation settlement that accurately reflects the pain, suffering and losses you have incurred as the result of your injury.

If would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, or have any questions at all, speak to us.

We are open 8am to 9pm weekdays, 9am to 6pm on Saturday, and 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday.

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Frequently asked questions

What experience do your solicitors have of claims in Bothwell?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide network of award winning personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping people injured in Bothwell, Lanarkshire and across the UK, recover injury compensation.

Last year, we have helped hundreds of people throughout Lanarkshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including injuries sustained from a fall at work and car accidents.

With a success rate of over 90%, we offer a service that is as stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and experienced claims specialists, means you can focus on your recovery.

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.

Do I need to go with a local Bothwell injury lawyer ?

Going for a local law firm is not especially relevant as cases are usually run by phone and email.

You will need to go with a solicitors' firm that provides medical facilities near you as you will usually be expected to go to an independent medical examination.

Comparing Bothwell personal injury solicitors - online reviews

Discussing you claim with a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the approach and service levels taken by individual firms.

What are the road accident statistics in Bothwell

Quittance's group of qualified no win no fee solicitors have vast experience in obtaining optimum general and special damages for people hurt in a car accident in Bothwell.

Road accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Bothwell are not uncommon. Police reporters reveal that there were a total of 619 accidents (544 slight accidents, 69 serious accidents and 6 fatal accidents) in 2013 in South Lanarkshire local authority. In 2014 accidents increased to 657. Accidents in the Bothwell region in 2013 included crashes on the dual carriageway of the A725 and B7071 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A721 and B758 junction.

Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. In certain circumstances, it is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If an injured person is either too young or vulnerable, too injured or otherwise unable to claim on their own behalf, their litigation friend can handle the claim process on behalf of the injured person.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly responsible for an accident?

You may still be able to claim compensation even if you contributed to your accident or to your injuries.

However, if you were partly to blame (known as contributory negligence), your compensation may be reduced and it may be more difficult to prove liability.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The length of time needed to secure compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can take years.

Injury claims can also take longer if it is not clear who is responsible for your injury, or if liability is denied by the defendant.

Taken from average case times, this table sets out approximately how long personal injury claims take to settle:

Personal injury claim type

Estimated claim duration*

Road accident claims

4 to 9 months

Work accident claims

6 to 9 months

Medical negligence claims

12 to 36 months

Industrial disease claims

12 to 18 months

Public place or occupiers’ liability claims

6 to 9 months

MIB claims (uninsured drivers)

3 to 4 months**

CICA claims (criminal assault)

12 to 18 months**

*RTA and other claims processed through the Ministry of Justice portal can settle faster.
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

Will I have to go to court?

Highly unlikely. The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 5%) of personal injury claims go to court. Generally, only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved, end up in court.

Cases that do ultimately go to court are held in front of a judge, not a jury.

Read more: Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

Will I have to go to a solicitor's office?

No. You will not need visit a solicitor's office. As with most professional services, it is no longer necessary to meet face to face with your solicitor. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.

Should you need to have a medical, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

Can I get an early compensation payment?

If you suffer financial hardship as a result of an injury, you may be able to claim an interim compensation payment.

An interim payment is a partial settlement of your claim which is paid before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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